1943 Cotton Bowl Classic

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1943 Cotton Bowl Classic
1234 Total
Georgia Tech 0007 7
Texas 7070 14
Date January 1, 1943
Season 1942
Stadium Cotton Bowl
Location Dallas, Texas
MVP Guard Jack Freeman (Texas)
Back Roy McKay (Texas)
Tackle Stanley Mauldin (Texas)
Guard Harvey Hardy (GT)
End Jack Marshall (GT)
Attendance 36,620
Cotton Bowl Classic
 < 1942  1944

The 1943 Cotton Bowl Classic was a college football bowl game played on January 1,1943 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX


This was Texas's first bowl game. They were led by Dana X. Bible. This was Georgia Tech's second bowl game of what would be six in the 1940s.

Game summary[edit]

Max Minor caught a touchdown pass from Roy McKay and Jackie Field returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown to give Texas a 14-0 lead into the fourth quarter as Bible replaced his starters.

But Georgia Tech drove 56 yards capped by a David Eldredge touchdown run to narrow the lead. Georgia Tech forced Texas to punt as Tech went on the offensive. They drove all the way to the Texas 5 yard-line, but Texas' defensive line stopped them short as Texas took over at the four. They ran out the clock as Texas won their first bowl game. [1]


Since this game, Texas has been to 22 more Cotton Bowl Classics and have won 11 more times, the most Cotton Bowl victories of any team. Georgia Tech did not return to the Cotton Bowl Classic until 1955.


Statistics Texas GT
First Downs 15 10
Yards Rushing 201 57
Yards Passing 23 138
Total Yards 224 195
Punts-Average 7-30.6 8-31.4
Fumbles Lost 2 2
Penalties-Yards 2-20 4-20


  1. ^ "14-25.pmd" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2014-12-28.